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  • He is of medium height, about five feet eight or nine. He sizes women up at a glance, with sexual classifications, crude images flashing into his mind and determining at the way he smiles them.
  • "Stella has embraced him with both arms, fiercely, and full in the view of Blanche. He laughs and clasps her head to him. Over her head he grins through the curtains at Blanche."
  • Men want to establish their power over women. Blanche tries to expose Stanley to Stella, however Stanley knows he has power over Stella, making him more dominant than Blanche.
  • "Tiger'-tiger! Drop the bottle top! Drop it! We've had this date with each other from the beginning! "
  • Stanley rapes Blanche in order to establish the ultimate amount of dominance upon her. When Stella does not believe this is true, it is clear how much more powerful Stanley is.
  • This is like life because this world is still very patriarchal. It's not always sex men show their prestige. Men are still political leaders, receive higher pay, and are typically given an advantage over women.
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